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Stage 18 - Friday, July 23 2010, Salies-de-Béarn - Bordeaux, 190 km

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Cav just took the **** out of all the others out there. Looking back at the others in the sprint. Say what you like about him but that was impressive. Almost Usian Bolt like.

Hushovd was crap in the sprint again.

I thought Sky had it but they were a rider short again and EBH needs to learn to position himself better. He's in danger of turning into the next Tyler Farrar.
 
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Mellow Velo said:
OK. Who saw the overhead shot of Julian Dean cutting up another rider on the barriers?

I didn't know it was Dean but I did notice someone on the right side (from the overhead) was bumping quite a bit.
 
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easy for Cavendish again...
I would love to see good old Oscar Freire getting a stage win but it looks impossible this year, although there is still a little hope for Paris :)
 
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Spare Tyre said:
Thank you for explaining that. I thought Liggett must know Cavendish to be anatomically blessed.
I've no idea how any american is supposed to know that, tbh. He's going to get a lot of complaints for lewd remarks :D


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And now Contador is chatting up Cameron Diaz. To hell with it, I want to be famous and talk crap to the yellow jerseys too!
 
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Reverend_T_Preedy said:
I thought Sky had it but they were a rider short again and EBH needs to learn to position himself better. He's in danger of turning into the next Tyler Farrar.
Except he's not really a sprinter.
 
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OK, Imagine this scenario in Paris. (assume no intermediate sprints)

1st - Cavendish
7th - Petacchi
somewhere else - Hushovd

Cavendish would win green.
This contest is going to Paris - and Petacchi will win I think ;)

edit. wrong maths. Petacchi would have to be in 7th i think.
 
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Watching the replay that is almost embarassing.

Who needs renshaw when you have petacchi :D

So Cav has learned to be Robbie McEwan in what, 3 sprints?
 
Reverend_T_Preedy said:
Cav just took the **** out of all the others out there. Looking back at the others in the sprint. Say what you like about him but that was impressive. Almost Usian Bolt like.

Hushovd was crap in the sprint again.

I thought Sky had it but they were a rider short again and EBH needs to learn to position himself better. He's in danger of turning into the next Tyler Farrar.

Freire was actually going as fast as Cavendish until he closed the gap and was stuck behind Petacchi. Just rewatch the replay.
 
Winterfold said:
Watching the replay that is almost embarassing.

Who needs renshaw when you have petacchi :D

So Cav has learned to be Robbie McEwan in what, 3 sprints?
Wrong

Cavendish won that way before he even got a train, back at T-Mobile in 2006/2007. He won Scheldeprijs and many other races without a train. He earned the train by doing these McEwen-like sprints, coming out of nowhere to win by miles.

Ofcourse they built a train around him when they realised the full potential of Cavendish WITH a train.
But it's a fiction tale that he couldn't win without.

He could already win without a train when he was a young kid.
 
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timmarshall said:
this is kinda throwing any pretentions of the green jersey being a sprinters jersey out the window isnt it!

He crashed in stage 1, stage 2 was neutralized and stage 3 was cobbles.

So no, not really. Thor doesn't even deserve a second place in that competition riding like that.

Had he not crashed in stage 1 he would've worn that green jersey by now.
 
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El Pistolero said:
He crashed in stage 1, stage 2 was neutralized and stage 3 was cobbles.

So no, not really. Thor doesn't even deserve a second place in that competition riding like that.

Not talking about Cav not winning persei, more that Thor, who hasnt really featured at the front of any of the bunch sprints is up there at all
 
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timmarshall said:
this is kinda throwing any pretentions of the green jersey being a sprinters jersey out the window isnt it!
It's not. It's a point jersey.



Contador interview: "do you think the yellow is a done deal?"
"No, there is very little time, Andy is in extraordinary form and is also the champion of his own country, so it's not over."
 
Libertine Seguros said:
I hate HTC-Columbia and hope they disappear off the face of the earth.

Yeah, because they had so much to do with that stage - Lampre were chasing anyway so the break had no chance, and any train Cav had was wasting it's time and disappeared by 1Km to go when Eisel decided to investigate the barriers.


I really don't understand why you watch stages like today. You know exactly what will happen, and then come on here and make the same old post *****ing about the inevitable result.
 

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